Automation For Lights?



  • @wrx7m said in Automation For Lights?:

    @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    Here's a weird one, I apparently have a hard time hearing my phone, during my on call late at night, So Im looking at ways to make it to where I can hear my phone and wake up, as well as stay awake to handle the call.
    friend of mine suggested automation of a bright light (lamp or otherwise) that will turn on when the phone rings from my work number in hopes that the light would wake up me along with the ringing of the phone.

    Any ideas on how to go about that?
    or Ideas on tech that could help me wake up to my phone ringing?

    My main goal is to stop missing calls or falling asleep soon after answering the calls so i can help.
    The calls that come in at 2-5 am are normally emergency situations where they need help within 10 minutes.

    Man, I wish I could sleep like that. 😞

    it is pretty great!
    but.. Not some much when Emergency calls come in.



  • @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    @wrx7m said in Automation For Lights?:

    @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    Here's a weird one, I apparently have a hard time hearing my phone, during my on call late at night, So Im looking at ways to make it to where I can hear my phone and wake up, as well as stay awake to handle the call.
    friend of mine suggested automation of a bright light (lamp or otherwise) that will turn on when the phone rings from my work number in hopes that the light would wake up me along with the ringing of the phone.

    Any ideas on how to go about that?
    or Ideas on tech that could help me wake up to my phone ringing?

    My main goal is to stop missing calls or falling asleep soon after answering the calls so i can help.
    The calls that come in at 2-5 am are normally emergency situations where they need help within 10 minutes.

    Man, I wish I could sleep like that. 😞

    it is pretty great!
    but.. Not some much when Emergency calls come in.

    I have my PRTG alert notification set to The Walking Dead theme. It has woken me up every time. Including yesterday at 5:55 AM to tell me there was a problem with the server room AC.



  • @wrx7m said in Automation For Lights?:

    @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    @wrx7m said in Automation For Lights?:

    @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    Here's a weird one, I apparently have a hard time hearing my phone, during my on call late at night, So Im looking at ways to make it to where I can hear my phone and wake up, as well as stay awake to handle the call.
    friend of mine suggested automation of a bright light (lamp or otherwise) that will turn on when the phone rings from my work number in hopes that the light would wake up me along with the ringing of the phone.

    Any ideas on how to go about that?
    or Ideas on tech that could help me wake up to my phone ringing?

    My main goal is to stop missing calls or falling asleep soon after answering the calls so i can help.
    The calls that come in at 2-5 am are normally emergency situations where they need help within 10 minutes.

    Man, I wish I could sleep like that. 😞

    it is pretty great!
    but.. Not some much when Emergency calls come in.

    I have my PRTG alert notification set to The Walking Dead theme. It has woken me up every time. Including yesterday at 5:55 AM to tell me there was a problem with the server room AC.

    Nice.
    But also, not nice.
    But then again...



  • @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    @wrx7m said in Automation For Lights?:

    @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    @wrx7m said in Automation For Lights?:

    @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    Here's a weird one, I apparently have a hard time hearing my phone, during my on call late at night, So Im looking at ways to make it to where I can hear my phone and wake up, as well as stay awake to handle the call.
    friend of mine suggested automation of a bright light (lamp or otherwise) that will turn on when the phone rings from my work number in hopes that the light would wake up me along with the ringing of the phone.

    Any ideas on how to go about that?
    or Ideas on tech that could help me wake up to my phone ringing?

    My main goal is to stop missing calls or falling asleep soon after answering the calls so i can help.
    The calls that come in at 2-5 am are normally emergency situations where they need help within 10 minutes.

    Man, I wish I could sleep like that. 😞

    it is pretty great!
    but.. Not some much when Emergency calls come in.

    I have my PRTG alert notification set to The Walking Dead theme. It has woken me up every time. Including yesterday at 5:55 AM to tell me there was a problem with the server room AC.

    Nice.
    But also, not nice.
    But then again...

    The whole point is to wake up. It has a wide range of pitches and volumes.



  • @wrx7m said in Automation For Lights?:

    @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    @wrx7m said in Automation For Lights?:

    @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    @wrx7m said in Automation For Lights?:

    @WrCombs said in Automation For Lights?:

    Here's a weird one, I apparently have a hard time hearing my phone, during my on call late at night, So Im looking at ways to make it to where I can hear my phone and wake up, as well as stay awake to handle the call.
    friend of mine suggested automation of a bright light (lamp or otherwise) that will turn on when the phone rings from my work number in hopes that the light would wake up me along with the ringing of the phone.

    Any ideas on how to go about that?
    or Ideas on tech that could help me wake up to my phone ringing?

    My main goal is to stop missing calls or falling asleep soon after answering the calls so i can help.
    The calls that come in at 2-5 am are normally emergency situations where they need help within 10 minutes.

    Man, I wish I could sleep like that. 😞

    it is pretty great!
    but.. Not some much when Emergency calls come in.

    I have my PRTG alert notification set to The Walking Dead theme. It has woken me up every time. Including yesterday at 5:55 AM to tell me there was a problem with the server room AC.

    Nice.
    But also, not nice.
    But then again...

    The whole point is to wake up. It has a wide range of pitches and volumes.

    Right, I've tried a few ring tones and such



  • I have this same problem.. luckily, I'm never on call.



  • I'm thinking that something involving IFTTT and smart bulbs shouldn't be too difficult to set up



  • @notverypunny said in Automation For Lights?:

    I'm thinking that something involving IFTTT and smart bulbs shouldn't be too difficult to set up

    I've been kind of looking at those today also..



  • @Dashrender said in Automation For Lights?:

    I have this same problem.. luckily, I'm never on call.

    Aren't you technically always on call? You're the entire department right



  • This:
    https://www.radwell.com/en-US/Buy/KROWN MANUFACTURING/KROWN MANUFACTURING/K-RA005

    Plus this:
    https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/unified-communications/ata-190-series-analog-telephone-adapters/index.html

    Plus Follow Me (or call forwarding at a minimum) on your cell phone should wake the dead.. Just turn it on at bed time and off in the morning.

    Or at least get you thinking in a direction that you may not have thought of.....



  • I despise being on-call. sadly it comes around every four weeks... well at least for now. Not sure about the new gig yet.

    I've got to have a loud annoying ring tone. And it can't sit next to me. While I have a huge problem with sleeping, I can sleep through it. So I found a few tones on Zedge and use them.

    Of course if it goes off and I miss it,.. I can expect a punch in the shoulder from my wife to go turn it off... she likes her sleep too....



  • @gjacobse for me same thing if I don't hear my cell phone ring at 2am the wife slap will wake me up



  • I sleep with a smart watch on my wrist and a phone under my pillow. I am bound to wake up.



  • Or how about they just call until you answer. On call does not mean, not allowed to sleep.



  • @JaredBusch said in Automation For Lights?:

    Or how about they just call until you answer. On call does not mean, not allowed to sleep.

    It calls 5 times then goes to my boss, which is where the problem rises.

    I've missed all 5 calls a few times.



  • @wirestyle22 said in Automation For Lights?:

    @Dashrender said in Automation For Lights?:

    I have this same problem.. luckily, I'm never on call.

    Aren't you technically always on call? You're the entire department right

    No, not really. We have nothing critical - one could argue that email is border line, but it's really not. Hell, we've recently had meetings where we've been told - people don't just sit in front of their computers waiting for email, and other who simply don't ever read it, so it's not a reliable way to communicate with staff. I just sighed.

    I've been called at 5 AM, when the first staff arrive in the morning, because internet access was down. that's fairly critical since our EHR is hosted (could be cloud, but really don't think it is). But even that access is not deemed critical enough to have a failover.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Automation For Lights?:

    I sleep with a smart watch on my wrist and a phone under my pillow. I am bound to wake up.

    Phone under pillow would never work for me.. two things 1) I move so much the phone would be under the bed for sure, 2) it would be to muffled and I'd sleep through any vibration.

    The watch though... that might help.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Automation For Lights?:

    I sleep with a smart watch on my wrist and a phone under my pillow. I am bound to wake up.

    cant sleep with it under the pillow, Dont think it'll work like that.
    this is what I've been doing lately, Haven't had any calls super late, the one i did apparently the smart watch was dead.



  • @Dashrender said in Automation For Lights?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Automation For Lights?:

    I sleep with a smart watch on my wrist and a phone under my pillow. I am bound to wake up.

    Phone under pillow would never work for me.. two things 1) I move so much the phone would be under the bed for sure, 2) it would be to muffled and I'd sleep through any vibration.

    The watch though... that might help.

    I move a lot and it stays put. I don''t have a case, so the phone is very smooth. It doesn't shift around from the pillow moving.

    I can wake up from vibrations from a phone a floor away so....



  • @scottalanmiller said in Automation For Lights?:

    @Dashrender said in Automation For Lights?:

    @scottalanmiller said in Automation For Lights?:

    I sleep with a smart watch on my wrist and a phone under my pillow. I am bound to wake up.

    Phone under pillow would never work for me.. two things 1) I move so much the phone would be under the bed for sure, 2) it would be to muffled and I'd sleep through any vibration.

    The watch though... that might help.

    I move a lot and it stays put. I don''t have a case, so the phone is very smooth. It doesn't shift around from the pillow moving.

    I can wake up from vibrations from a phone a floor away so....

    lucky/unlucky you... I could sleep through a tornado taking the roof off.